Bronco Track and Field Announces Jeff Petersmeyer as Assistant Track Coach

BOISE, Idaho - Just two days into his tenure as head track and field coach at Boise State, J.W. Hardy announces a new addition to the Bronco coaching staff. Hardy welcomes Jeff Petersmeyer as assistant track coach overseeing the horizontal and vertical jumps.

"I am excited to get a coach of Jeff's caliber at this time," said Hardy. "He has an impressive background and I believe he'll be an amazing asset to our staff and team."

Petersmeyer brings a great amount of experience with him to Boise State as well as an accomplished coaching resume'.  His most recent coaching position was a three-year stretch at Texas Christian University where he coached the horizontal jumps (long and triple jump) and multi-events.  There he helped his jumpers to seven NCAA All-American honors as well as guiding numerous athletes to the NCAA Regional Championships. Petersmeyer also coached 11 Mountain West Conference champions in his time at TCU as well as three current school record holders.

Petersmeyer spent two seasons (2005-2006) as an assistant track and cross country coach at his alma mater - Baldwin-Wallace College. While at Baldwin-Wallace, Petersmeyer served as recruiting coordinator and also worked with the jumpers, hurdlers and multi-events. Petersmeyer helped lead the women's team to four Ohio Athletic Conference Championships and coached 11 NCAA qualifiers.

Prior to coaching at Baldwin-Wallace, Petersmeyer was an assistant track and cross country coach at Columbia University from 2002-2004. At Columbia, Petersmeyer coached the school's first female Ivy League Champion in field events and recruited or coached over 10 qualifiers for the NCAA East Regional Championships. Under Petersmeyer's tutelage, 40 individual performances he coached were ranked in Columbia's all-time top-five list.

Petersmeyer and Hardy share ties with Northern Arizona after Petersmeyer served as the assistant track and cross country coach at Northern Arizona from 1999-2002 where he coached the jumpers, multi-events and assisted with the hurdles. At NAU, Petersmeyer helped the team win seven Big Sky Championships in cross country and track, including five top-12 team finishes in cross country at the NCAA Championships.

Petersmeyer's coaching career began at Allegheny College, where he served as a graduate assistant track and cross country coach from 1998-1999.

A native of Delphos, Ohio, Petersmeyer earned bachelor's degrees in political science and history in 1996 from Baldwin-Wallace College. While assisting at Northern Arizona, Petersmeyer earned his master's degree in educational leadership in 2002.

Athletically, Petersmeyer was a two-time NCAA All-American and a nine-time Ohio Athletic Conference Champion. He also holds Baldwin-Wallace's school record in the 400 meter hurdles. Petersmeyer earned his All-America honors in the 400 meter hurdles and the 4x400 relay.

Petersmeyer's first official day at Boise State is Monday (Aug. 24).

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